NCOC picks Pfizer vaccine for under-18 youth

By: News Desk      Published: 02:16 PM, 1 Sep, 2021
NCOC picks Pfizer vaccine for under-18 youth
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The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday issued new guidelines and chose Pfizer vaccine for youth under 18, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

People with low immunity between the ages of 12 and 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine, the NCOC clarified.

The number of daily coronavirus infections and fatalities in Pakistan has been steady for some weeks hovering around 4,000 cases and 100 deaths with no signs of any let-up.

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NCOC head Asad Umar said that single-day vaccination crossed one and a half million for the first time. 

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“Yesterday 1.59 million vaccinations were carried out. Both first dose and second dose vaccinations yesterday were highest ever with 1 million 71 thousand and 519 thousand respectively,” he shared the news in a tweet.